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Rocephin

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Contraindications

OVERDOSE

In the case of overdosage, drug concentration would not be reduced by hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. There is no specific antidote. Treatment of overdosage should be symptomatic.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics.

Neonates ( ≤ 28 days)

Hyperbilirubinemic neonates, especially prematures, should not be treated with Rocephin. In vitro studies have shown that ceftriaxone can displace bilirubin from its binding to serum albumin, leading to a possible risk of bilirubin encephalopathy in these patients.

Rocephin (ceftriaxone) is contraindicated in neonates if they require (or are expected to require) treatment with calcium-containing IV solutions, including continuous calcium-containing infusions such as parenteral nutrition because of the risk of precipitation of ceftriaxone­calcium (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, WARNINGS and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).

A small number of cases of fatal outcomes in which a crystalline material was observed in the lungs and kidneys at autopsy have been reported in neonates receiving Rocephin (ceftriaxone) and calcium-containing fluids. In some of these cases, the same intravenous infusion line was used for both Rocephin (ceftriaxone) and calcium-containing fluids and in some a precipitate was observed in the intravenous infusion line. At least one fatality has been reported in a neonate in whom Rocephin (ceftriaxone) and calcium-containing fluids were administered at different time points via different intravenous lines; no crystalline material was observed at autopsy in this neonate. There have been no similar reports in patients other than neonates.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/21/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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